World Mental Health Day: Self Care Ideas & Resources
We all have mental health and it is just as important as our physical health.
World Mental Health Day, a programme of the World Federation for Mental Health, was observed for the first time on 10 October 1992. This year has been very challenging on so many people around the world and in the most unexpected way and it is very easy to be worried, scared and anxious at a time like this.
Everyone needs to practice self care and take some time to really take care of themselves. We are all so guilty of putting other things first and not making ourselves a priority.
World Mental Health Day is a day to raise even more awareness about how so many people struggle with their mental health and that it is OK, not to be OK. We all need a little help sometimes and asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness.
We have put together some self care ideas that you could start incorporating into your daily routine, to increase good mental health and to simply take time out to enjoy the day.
Speaking to a family member or a friend could be a great relief and they may be able to really help, and opening up is a really strong and brave move to make.
Start something new! How about learning a new skill? Or starting a new hobby? All of these things are really challenging and positive and can really motivate you to stay positive and are great ways to put your thoughts into something else.
A big thing to remember amongst all of this is that your mental health does not define you, you are lovely and you have every reason to be here. We at BeautyPro are extremely conscious of mental health amongst the team and have weekly catch ups, on more personal levels to ensure we are all doing everything we can to maintain good mental health and also to offer any help to anyone who may be needing it or some words of wisdom. We love a good quote or two!
And remember... You are never a burden, Please speak to someone and please know that there is someone out there who wants to help. And of course, this doesn’t have to be a friend or a family member, there are many resources and charities who can help you too.